Style of Jimi Hendrix

Artist Series Guitar Course from Brendan Burns

In this "In the Style of" series, Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates the stylistic traits of the iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix

7 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

Multi-Camera

Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

In this "In the Style of" series, Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates the stylistic traits of the iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Begin the Course
1

Muting and Slides

Brendan discusses how Jimi Hendrix used muting and slides in his playing.

12:45 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

2

Trills

Brendan Burns discusses and demonstrates how Jimi Hendrix used trills in his playing.

4:25 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

3

Power Chords and Chromatics

Brendan Burns discusses Jimi Hendrix's use of power chords and chromatics in his playing.

9:03 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

4

Unison Bends & Octaves

Learn how Jimi Hendrix used unison bends and octaves in his playing.

12:26 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

5

Pentatonics

Brendan Burns explains how Hendrix used the major and minor pentatonic scales to add lead fills to his rhythm playing.

17:36 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

6

Hendrix Comping Formula

Brendan Burns discusses how Hendrix comped his rhythmic sequences.

4:43 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

7

Hendrix Chords

In the final lesson of the Hendrix series, Brendan discusses some of the chord voicings that Jimi Hendrix liked to use.

7:36 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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  • Nashville, Tenesse
  • Playing since 1988
  • 179 lessons at JamPlay
Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.
Reviews & Feedback 72/100 with 50 ratings
Sean Johnson

Great teaching. Clear explanations and demonstrations. Look forward to more from this guy.

johnjmcmullen

I'm 56 ... and one of my favorite artists is Jimi Hendrix. I started listening to his records when I was very young (would sneak into my uncles room and play his Hendrix records). So I've always wanted to learn to play his songs. I've played gu

Guitarmon8

Really great instructor - wonderful summary of Hendrix's style